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The joy of familiar walks

I love exploring and adventuring, the buzz of going somewhere new and seeing things for the first time is one of my main drivers to travel and find lesser known trails to walk on but, the reality for me at least, is this isn’t something I can do all the time. Living a peripatetic life

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2023- A year in review

Well, here we are at the end of another year and what a cracker it’s been here at Come walk with me UK. We have spent 2023 exploring walks across the world, leading D of E groups, trekking the long distance trails of Scotland and adventuring in new destinations. We couldn’t have done it without

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Hiking in Hokkaido

I have to admit that when I first thought about visiting Japan I had very little idea that there was so much fantastic hiking. My mind was filled with Bladerunner-esque visions of Tokyo or images of demure Geisha treading the lantern lit streets of Kyoto. Thalia and I however ended up watching a programme with

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Reflections on a failure…..or was it?

Having walked the West Highland Way with a Thistle Trekking team last week, I had decided to try and continue along the Great Glen Way to Inverness before meeting another team to walk the Affric Kintail Way. It made sense to me, linked the two routes nicely, and would allow me a little time to

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Walking the Affric Kintail Way

Scotland is a country that has no shortage of spectacular scenery and breathtaking long distance footpaths. I have been very fortunate over the last few years to have spent a lot of time leading on the West Highland Way for Thistle Trekking and it is a true beauty, but having recently spent three days walking

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Two walks in the Dark Peak

Last weekend was our first Duke of Edinburgh training of 2023 and it is a sure fire sign that things are starting to get busy and our UK season is really starting to get going. With this in mind we thought we would try and get out for some walks in the Dark Peak before

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Nepalese Adventure Week

The last overseas trip I did before Covid 19 struck was to Nepal and over the years it has become firmly established as one of my favourite places in the world, so when Camps International offered the opportunity to return in February this year it was too good a chance to turn down. Nepal is

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A Lyme Park walk from Disley

Over the years a Lyme Park walk from Disley has been one of my “go to” walks when time is short but I want to feel as if I have got away. Since returning from Patagonia at the end of October walks have been few and far between due to a combination of working as

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2023 with Come walk with me UK

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Here at Come walk with me UK we hope that 2023 has started with a bang and that the plans you have for the New Year (we don’t call them resolutions anymore) are pointing towards an exciting and productive twelve months. We are really looking forward to a busy time after a

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El Chalten Day Walks

El Chalten styles itself as the walking capital of Argentina, a title that was just too enticing to resist, so after our epic Torres del Paine trek we headed to this beautiful, mountain ringed town via the very efficient cross-border coach. The town has something of a Wild West feel to it with only the

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